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On Friday 11th April, my Mum and I went down The Hub, or National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford and took part in an afternoon’s workshop. The theme was Handmade sketchbooks, and instructor Emma taught us a simple technique which she learnt in India.

The bit I love most about craft classes is seeing how people interpret the same brief so differently. Here are a few pics from the day:

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Mum picking her fabric

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These are the fabrics I was toying with. Eventually I went with the candy stripey one for my large piece, which reminded me of the fair! I discarded the rather lovely dotty pink and used the map paper for my second very small sketchbook.

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I decided on multicoloured pages inside.

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Attached some random buttons and contrasting ribbon with a glue gun and voila, first one done!

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Second one, I used red dotty fabric, cut out a heart from thick quilted style fabric and a heart from a scrap of a map, which also happened to be where I go to uni. I hand sewed the heart down the middle so it would sit proud, on the recommendation of Emma and here was the mini result!

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Mum’s decoration

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Mine and mum’s finished books together and everyone else’s in the group. Lovely day setting aside some time for craft.

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